Who is a better player? Kobe or LeBron?

United States
June 11, 2010 2:07pm CST
Who is a better NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant who has had long lasting experience in the league and championships under his belt or LeBron James powerhouse not so rookie playing rookie.
5 responses
@Chengran (60)
• China
17 Sep 10
Lebron
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
Consistency makes Kobe Bryant edge out Lebron James. The latter is not as tough as the former. Skill-wised they are just the same. Both of them can create plays to themselves and their teammates as well.However, Kobe Bryant is a leader and can capable of hitting big shots. If given the chance as a coach for this two players and if the game is on the line, I will surely designate Kobe Bryant to make the game winning play of the ballgame and win for us. I can trust Kobe more that Lebron when the game is under pressure.
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
If you compare both of them now I can safely say that Kobe is better than LeBron. LeBron is still not mature as a player. He's really a great player but he still has lots to improve. Bryant I think is more matured now. I now like he's style of playing. He's becoming an all around player compared when he's young.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
11 Jun 10
Honestly, and not to degrade LeBron, but he shouldn't even be in the discussion while Kobe is still playing. I'm a Celtics fan and have been for a long time. While Ray-Ray was suffering fools in Seattle and KG was trying to inspire Wally in Minnesota, I was rooting the Celtics on and hoping they'd get over the hump. I bring this up only because I HATE Kobe Bryant right now! He's playing good basketball against the C's. But I tip my hat and curb my hate when it comes to Kobe. He's undoubtedly the best basketball player in the NBA right now. LeBron is a monster at his hybrid backcourt point-forward (SF supposedly) position. There has never been someone with the size of a legitimate power forward that had the agility of a 2 guard. Never. Michael couldn't move like LeBron. He wasn't that commanding. It's why MJ had to develop an all-around game, because he couldn't consistently leap over giants. LeBron can. And I think this is why he's not as good as Kobe. LeBron can do the exact same thing every game, dribble drive and end up at the foul line in a worst case scenario, and there's not a soul that can stop it. So he doesn't have to have a turnaround jump shot. He doesn't have to have consistent range. He doesn't need to be an 80%+ free throw shooter in the clutch. He doesn't need to work on pick-and-roll offense and passing in traffic. LeBron is a freak of nature who, while being multidimensional, isn't an all-around complete superstar. Kobe, on the other hand, learned to be just that by having Shaq in the middle and now Gasol. He's not always free to play above-the-rim basketball. He's not always having to carry the team on his shoulders. Kobe's "bread and butter" became whatever it had to be to help the team. Maybe LeBron's game will eventually evolve into that, and he'll pick up consistent range and learn to play around the foul line with a stop pull-up and the like, but he's not there yet. Kobe is the better shooter, he creates his shot better, he shoots at a higher percentage when it matters, he's better at getting his teammates involved, and he's just the better guy to have if you're looking for a championship team and not just a popular team.
@TexLadyPj (1329)
• United States
11 Jun 10
Herro kealimepie It is my opinion that Kobe is the better player in experience, although LeBron James has been a fantastic player from his entrance into the NBA. He doesn't injure as easily as the older player so he has the advantage there. It will interesting to see what he does as a "free player", does he stay with Cleveland or move to another team where he learns new plays and different playing style. Prosperous mylotting